New workbox tags.

So if you’ve been following me for very long, you know we use and love the workbox system.  When we stick with the workboxes, we get things DONE! 
In the past, I’ve just labeled each drawer and stuck the tags on, telling the boys to just do the next one.  Well I decided to do things a little differently this year.  I loved the strips and *books* that everyone uses but I really didn’t want to use all that velcro.  Of course velcro is one of my BFFs {right up there with my laminator, printer, computer, and 3-hole punch} but I just wanted something a little different. 
Using the boys’ individual school colors, I made up the cards, printed and laminated them.  Then the fun part {for me anyway}…I cut them out and hole-punched each one. 
Then Gabriel helped me put the cards on book rings, color coordinated of course. 
I made chore cards and activity cards as well as the workbox number cards.  I saved the template {just in case} and I’m SO glad I did because I realized I forgot a couple activities as I took pictures.
This is going to be Drake’s workbox storage until he reaches Kindergarten.   He’ll just have a few fun activities to keep him happy.
The bigger boys’ workboxes.  I really need to add a few more but we’re going to make this work for now.
This picture shows the magazine holders which contain different activities to reinforce what we’re learning in all of the subject areas.  There will be 3-5 different activities in each holder and they will be able to choose the one they want to do when that card comes up on their ring.  Also the four file folder organizers {left center} have file folder games and fun workbooks.  Same idea as the magazine holders, several different activities in each and they’ll get to pick the one they want.  This is my version of the centers found in a public school room.  I also have a few more *centers* that need cards.  The two small green and blue storage boxes next to the abacus on the top shelf are math games, and there are several more storage boxes with more educational games that need cards as well. {These are the ones I forgot until I took pictures.}
We still use our workbox grids. They now hang on the inside of the pantry doors. I can’t BELIEVE we’re going to use Gabriel’s and Drake’s this year. I knew we would one day when I made them but it seems a little surreal at this point. 🙂
As you can see, our new school space needs to be painted and I need to organize our home library this week too.  Both are on my ever growing *before school starts* to-do list.  I found a super awesome system that I plan on using with all of our books.  I’ll share when I finish.  With school starting in less than two weeks, I’m back to work!

2 thoughts on “New workbox tags.

  1. Wow, this looks awesome, Christie!! I am really wanting to start the workbox system this Fall, but have yet to commit to a certain type of organizing container, bin, whatever:) I may have to wait until we get moved and see what I've got to work with. But I'm definitely bookmarking this post as a great reference~thank you!

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  2. I am in awe of your file folder system (and could really use something like this)! Could you clarify how you decide what goes in which week, and what happens if the kids don't complete the work? Thanks!

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